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Cure Kennel Cough
My dog has kennel cough is it contagious for me or my 2 children? My son is 11 & my daughter is 8........
No: No, ordinarily the bacteria that classically cause kennel cough do not affect humans. However, there have been case reports of that bacteria affecting humans who are immuno-compromised. As long as everyone in the household his relatively healthy, i'm afraid only your dog is going to be affected. However, your dog can pass it to other dogs! i hope your pup starts feeling better soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral infection: Unfortunately, there is no cure for viral infection, such as the common cold. But you can take antihistamine and decongestant to help with the symptoms. The most important thing is to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest so that your body's immune system can fight the virus off. Home remedies such as warm ginger tea with a touch of honey or taking zinc 75 to 150 mg a day may help also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: Treating a dry cough depends on the cause, all the while remembering that cough is a symptom not a disease. Dry cough can occur due to allergies, exposure to dust, fumes and chemicals, asthma, bronchospasm, viral URI and medications such as ace inhibitors. Avoid the irritant, treat the asthma and bronchospasm, switch the offending medicine and use antihistamines for allergy control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depending on the diagnosis of why you are coughing so bad, will answer your question. For example if you are coughing from a pneumonia, you may need to treat that with antibiotics. If you have a smokers cough-stop smoking. If it's a viral infection, rest, fluids, cough meds, etc. See a dr and gt diagnosed, then the treatment will follow. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Identify trigger: Cough and wheeze are common symptoms of asthma. If these symptoms have been recurrent, frequent or persistent, the person should be evaluated by a lung specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist. The treatment will depend on the severity and duration of symptoms. Wheezing is a significant problem and should not be downplayed. ...Read more
Tips: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
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